Save-a-Lot Privacy Policy

Save A Lot values the privacy of our customers’ information and we strive to make our customer

experience better.  We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe our information practices and,

in particular, how we collect, use and share the Personal Information that we gather through our

Site, as defined below.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information

practices, please contact us through the options provided below. 

 

BY USING OUR SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE INFORMATION PRACTICES AND OTHER
TERMS AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.
Independent Operator

We are a independent retailer that independently owns and operates our grocery stores, but who

license the use of Save A Lot brand name and/or use the Save A Lot wholesale distribution network.

 

 

We operate our own websites and mobile applications, separate and apart from Save A Lot. Those

websites and mobile applications are not operated by us and are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Please review the privacy policy posted on those websites or mobile applications to understand the

applicable information practices.

 

How We Collect and Use Personal Information

When we use the term “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean any information that

we directly associate with a specific person, or that reasonably can be used to identify a specific

person.  For example, this includes your name, home address, phone number, email address,

birthday and any other information that we tie to these elements.

 

Personal Information does not include “aggregated information,” which is information that we collect

about a group or category of persons or services.  It also does not include “de-identified information,”

which is information from which we or our agents have removed information that can be used to

specifically identify a person. This Privacy Policy does not apply to our collection, use, or disclosure

of aggregated or de-identified information.

 

We collect the following types of Personal Information when you use our Site:

 

1. Information You Provide

 

We collect Personal Information you provide, for example when you enter the information into form

fields on our Sites or enroll in our E-Mail Club. For example, we may collect:

 

  • contact information, such as your name, home address, and email address, which we use to communicate with you and authenticate you as a user;

  • demographic information, including age, product preferences, preferred store location and other interests and likes, which we use to better understand and analyze our customer population, support our operations including inventory and product management, to deliver relevant offers and ads, and to improve our products and services including the Site; communications preferences, including marketing preferences, which we  use to manage how we engage with you;

  •  the content of inquiries you make.

 

2. Information Collected Automatically

 

We use various technologies to collect other types of data that do not directly reveal your identity

(“Other Information”).  If we associate Other Information with Personal Information, we will treat the

combined information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

These technologies include the following:

 

Logging Functionality: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and

store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, internet service

provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data.  We

generally only use this data for purposes such as security, fraud detection, and protecting our rights.

 

Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies: We and third parties we work with use cookies,

web beacons, and similar technologies to manage our websites and email messages and to collect

and track information about you and your activities online over time and across different websites.  In

addition, we use local shared objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your

preferences and how you interact with the Site. These technologies help us to recognize you,

customize or personalize your shopping experience, and analyze the use of our Site and solutions to

make them more useful to you. These technologies also allow us to aggregate demographic and

statistical data and compilations of information, which may or may not include Personal Information,

and provide this information to our service providers.  

Most Internet browsers allow you to remove or manage cookie functions and adjust your privacy and

security preferences.  For information on how to do this, access the “help” menu on your Internet

browser, or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to- control-cookies/.  Please note, however, that

disabling our cookies may result in your inability to take full advantage of all of the features of the

Site. To manage Flash cookies please visit Adobe’s website.    

Analytics:  We use analytics providers such as Google Analytics to help us evaluate and measure

the use and performance of our Site.  To opt out of the aggregation and analysis of data collected

about you on our website by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and

download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

 

3. Information We Obtain from Third Party Sources

We may receive additional Personal Information from third party sources that we may append to

existing consumer information, such as email and mailing address verification.  We use this

supplemental information to better understand our consumers, deliver relevant offers and

advertising, and improve our operations, stores, Site and our advertising and marketing campaigns. 

 

4. Location Information  

We may collect location information through the Site so we can offer you certain location-based

services (such as delivering advertisements that are relevant to your particular location, and

conducting analytics to improve our stores and the Site). 

We may use various technologies, including IP lookup, to detect your location so that we can

automatically show you the closest store to your area, rather than some random location. Depending

on browser type, your browser may inform you that the website would like to collect your location

and request your permission to do so. If you allow it, location information is then collected and may

be stored locally on your device. If you decline the collection of location information, your location is

not collected and you must manually enter your location.

 

Additional Uses of Personal Information

In addition to the uses described above, we may use your Personal Information for the following

purposes:

  •  Operating our business, delivering our products and services, and for any other lawful, legitimate business purposes; 

  •  Contacting you to respond to your requests or inquiries;

  •  Providing you with newsletters, articles, product or service alerts, new product or service announcements, savings awards, event invitations, and other information;

  •  Contacting you about programs, products, or services that we believe may be of interest to you, or sharing with you special offers from other companies;

  •  Providing you with personally tailored coupons, programs, promotional information, offers, and other information;

  •  Conducting market research, surveys, and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and customer needs across product categories or customer groups;

  •  Evaluating your shopping experience or existing products and services, or to create new items;

  •  Alerting you about a product safety announcement or recall or correction of an offer, promotion, or advertisement;

  •  Administering sweepstakes and promotions or contacting you regarding a contest prize;

  •  Preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of Personal Information, our website or data systems; or to meet legal obligations;

  •  Enforcing our Terms of Use and other agreements.

 

How We Share and Disclose Personal Information

We share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways described in this Privacy

Policy.    

 

Service Providers:  We share your Personal Information with third party service providers who

complete transactions or perform services on our behalf or for your benefit, such as for website

hosting, administering the Email Club program, marketing, analytics, processing employment

applications and performing human resources administration, or to verify customer data, such as

mailing addresses.

Legal Process, Safety and Terms Enforcement:  We may disclose your Personal Information to

legal or government regulatory authorities in response to their requests for such information or to

assist in investigations. We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties in

connection with claims, disputes or litigation, when otherwise required by law, or if we determine its

disclosure is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or us, or to enforce our legal rights or

contractual commitments that you have made. 

Business Transfers: Your Personal Information may be disclosed as part of a corporate business

transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets, and

could be transferred to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It may also

be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership.  You will be notified via email

and/or a prominent notice on any affected website of any change in ownership or uses of Personal

Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding Personal Information about you.

 

Your Ad Choices 

We support the self-regulatory principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”).   We work with a

variety of advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, and analytics companies (“Ad

Partners”) that use different technologies to collect data about your use of the Site (such as pages

visited, ads viewed or clicked on)  in order to deliver relevant advertising.

These technologies may include the placement on our Site of cookies or web beacons, and other

data collection technologies by these Ad Partners to track how our Sites is being used, to track

where users go and what they do after their leave our Site, and to link various devices you may use,

and to serve you more relevant ads.  These advertisements may appear on our Site or other

services that you visit.

For more information about how Ad Partners use the information collected by the technologies on

our Site and about your options not to accept cookies placed by some of these companies on our

Site, please visit the DAA’s opt-out page. You may also opt out of additional third party advertising

networks by going to the Network Advertising Initiative’s website and following the directions.

The opt-outs described above are device- and browser-specific and may not work on all devices.  If

you choose to opt-out through any of these opt-out tools, this does not mean you will cease to see

advertising.  Rather, the ads you see will just not be based on your interests.  In addition, when you

opt out using one of these methods, our Ad Partners will continue to collect information for any other

purpose permitted by the DAA’s rules.   You can opt out of future information collection from our Site

by ceasing use of the Site.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of our Ad Partners. Save-A- Lot

does not have control over these third party technologies or the information contained in them.

 

Children’s Privacy

Our Site is not directed to, and we do not intend to, or knowingly, collect or solicit Personal

Information online from children under the age of 13.  We encourage parents or guardians to

participate in and monitor their children’s online activity.  If a child under 13 has provided Personal

Information to us, we encourage the child’s parent or guardian to contact us (see the “Contact”

section below) to request that we remove the information removed from our systems.  If you are

under the age of 13, do not provide us with any Personal Information either directly, on any website

bulletin boards, or by other means.

 

How To Access or Update Your Information

You may review your Personal Information that is readily accessible through our Site or contact us to

request that it be updated. If you receive emails from us, you can update your information by clicking

the “Preferences” link in any email we have sent you. If you do not receive emails from us, you can

update your information by using the information in the “Contact” section below. We will retain your

Personal Information for as long as reasonably useful for commercial purposes. We will retain and

use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations or data retention

policies, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Links to Other Websites

For your information and convenience, our Site contains links to websites operated by third parties.

Our Site also includes features like buttons and widgets hosted by other companies (for example,

the Twitter “Tweet” button). These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting

on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. This Privacy Policy does

not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the practices of third parties that collect your Personal

Information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties to learn about

their information practices.

 

Updates to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way

we use your Personal Information, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail

address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Site and

updating the effective date above.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days

following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of

notice of the changes on the Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our

Site.

Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your Personal Information to provide

us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have

provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described

above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice

of the changes described in the notice.

If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Information, you must notify us prior

to the effective date of the changes that you wish for us to delete your Personal Information.

Continued use of our Site, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of

such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

 

Managing Communication Preferences

If you have provided us with your contact information, we may send you email messages, direct mail

offers, or other communications regarding products or services.   At any time, you may elect to

discontinue receiving commercial messages from us by submitting an opt-out request to the contact

information below or by following the instructions in the form of the communication you received, as

described below.

To opt out of receiving marketing materials via email, please send an unsubscribe request to the

email address below or click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email that was sent to you

and follow the directions on the resulting web page.

 

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or other privacy-related matters,

you may contact us in the following ways:

 

Mailing Address:

Save-A- Lot

Attn: Operations Management

6 Sudbrook Ln

Pikesville, Md 21208

Email Address: operationsteam@dmsavealot.com

Phone Number: (410) 415-5102